"Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
People in many places are not alone in the thought that 'Oh, I've got time. I want to live a little more before coming to Jesus.' Or 'What's the hurry?'
Look at what that verse says. In the twinkling of an eye. How fast is that? Off hand I would have to say it's right up there with the speed of thought.
When the date appointed by the Father arrives. When that very hour, very minute, very second arrives. You will not have a moment or even a second to decide.
There's nothing in this world that is more important than knowing where you will spend eternity.
Your fears of what you will have to 'give up' are all mere foolishness.
Your being afraid to 'lose out' on what you see the world calling 'fun' is a lie.
That's the pack of lies that Satan wants you to believe.
What's interesting is in various stories Jesus told that same mindset was woven into it.
People were not taking Him seriously.
"Let me go bury my dead, then I will..."
"I just bought..."
"I need to..."
When the things in your life are more important than the real decision in front of you, then you need new priorities.
Every life in motion on this planet is facing their excuses for not coming to Christ or in the giving up of their excuses and are coming to Christ. It isn't about the having the best of this or that. It's not about health or wealth. It has nothing to do with speaking in tongues or miracles even.
Scripture says every man will be without excuse. Which means if you haven't decided by now whether or not to come to Christ, that choice is still in front of you. It's not going anywhere...at least not yet.
Brushing it aside isn't going to get you anywhere. You have a limited amount of time to live this life. Most everyone who died yesterday thought they had a 'today'.
You probably think you have a 'today'.
The truth is we were not promised a today.
As that opening passage eludes to...in the twinkling of an eye everything can and will change.
I promise you, that if you still balk at coming to Christ, and you are still here when that moment comes and countless millions disappear, your priorities will indeed change.
You won't care about your cars or vacation spots. You won't care about your clothes or what to do at work.
You will be truly scared. Because you didn't take Jesus seriously and were left behind.
Jesus is offering not just a 'get out of Hell free card'. He is offering a relationship with God that is beyond anything we can imagine. He is offering to heal you from the inside out. He is offering more love that your heart knows what to do with.
He is offering you Himself.
He took your place on Calvary.
But as you stand and look at that cross, if you dismiss it and walk away, it's all on you. Many billions will try excuses and will fail. Many billions will be angry at God because they feel they were good enough.
The owner of the property has the exclusive right to determine who may enter. That owner of Heaven is Jesus Christ. His requirements for entry are not complicated.
Without Jesus there is no getting in.
So think today, right here, right now. What is holding you back?
You may not have another day, let alone another 10 minutes. Are your reasons worth spending an eternity apart from God worth it?
I implore you to give it up.
Whatever is holding you back, give it up.
I have never regretted coming to Jesus.
I haven't missed out on living life.
Even in typing it out I don't have enough space to tell you everything that He has helped me live through.
I have a place reserved for me in Heaven.
Do you? Look up Romans Road.
Choose Jesus today and really begin to live. That twinkling of an eye is going to come quicker than you think.